JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Our Junior Footballers qualified for the semi finals of the Eastern Championship with a hard fought win over Butlerstown last night on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-10. Despite starting nervously, and conceeding the opening score, Ferrybank settled and registered the next six scores through Kevin Hurley and Luke Flynn. Kevin Hurley got the goal from the penelty spot after John Byrne was fouled in the square. To be fair Ferrybank ought to be further ahead at half time missing some good scoring chances, despite been well on top in that half, but lead 1-5 to 0-2 at the break. In the second half, Ferrybank conceeded some soft scores from frees, allowing the home side to creep back into the game, but midway through the second half, Cormac Heffernan got the second goal, latching onto a Eric Corcoran pass to give Ferrybank some breathing space. Kevin Hurley continued his fine scoring with some good scores, and Greg Murphy saw his goalbound shot tipped over the bar by the Butlerstown goalie. Ferrybanks defence held firm in the closing stages giving nothing away, and now move onto the semi final with a match against Mt Sion which is scheduled to take place next Sunday Sept 23rd in Poleberry at 11:30am. Scorers Kevin Hurley 1-8, Cormac Heffernan 1-0, Luke Flynn 0-1, Greg Murphy 0-1.
MINOR HURLING: Our Minor Hurlers play Portlaw tomorrow night Monday Sept 17th in Walsh Park at 6pm in a play off. The winners will go into the semi finals, while the losers will get a second chance and play Fourmilewater to determine the final semi final place. Please come along and support the lads on the night.
UNDER 16 HURLING: Our Under 16 Hurlers registered their fourth win on the trot with a 4-8 to 2-12 victory over Na Gaeil (Dunhill/Fenor) in Fenor this morning. Two late points from MJ Sutton sealed the win. Na Gaeil started the better and lead -4 pts to -1pt when a MJ Sutton sideline went all the way to the net. Points from Robbie Carew, Shane Morrissey, John Hickey levelled up the game, but Na Gaeil got a goal to put them back into the lead, and further points extended their lead to five points. Just on the stroke of half time an MJ Sutton '21' went all the way to the net to leave the half time score 1-9 to 2-4 in favour of Na Gaeil favour. In the second half, scores were hard to come by in the opening 15 minutes in which Na Gaeil got a point, but Ferrybank dug deep and John Ahern ran through the Na Gaeil defence to blast the ball to the net, to level it up. Na Gaeil got a second goal to lead by three, but moments later John Ahern got a great goal to level it up again. Entering the closing stages points were exchanged by both teams, and in the final minute MJ Sutton gathered a loose ball and slotted it over the bar, and in injury time MJ scored another point to give Ferrybank victory. This was a hard earned win for the lads, against a good NaGaeil side who can count themselves unlucky not to have got something out of the game. Ferrybank now march onto the semi fnals of the Under 16 with their opponents yet to be confirmed. Thanks to all who came along to support the team. Scores, MJ Sutton 2-5, John Ahern 2-0, Robbie Carew, John Hickey, Shane Morrissey 0-1 each.
UNDER 8 HURLING: Our Under 8 Hurlers travelled to compete in the annual Roanmore Blitz yesterday. Ferrybank played six hurling games against fierce opponents. The panel was divided into two teams. The first team played Taghmon, Glenmore, Sacred Heart, and came out on top in all their three games. The second team played Mooncoin, Dunamaggin, where Ferrybank secured early leads in both games, and finished strong in the two games. The final game against old rivals Mt Sion proved a much more daunting affair, but the lads fought until the end. This was a great day for the under 8 team, who collected their medals with beaming smiles. Thanks to Roanmore for organising this event, and to Mt Sion for hosting our games. TEAM: Odhran Power, Alex Byrne, Jessie Byrne, Mark Imren, Ciaran Hondanu, Joy Hondanu, Sean Fagan, Shane Purcell, Jake Butler, Sean Heffernan, Daniel Griffin, Ruaidhri McGarrity, Jamie Sutton, Izaak Richards, Caolan MacCathmhaoil, Charly Falcone, Adam Aspel, Samuel Lesack, Alex Burke-Derham, Arun Binyungutoto, Sean O' Neill.
CAMOIGE: Our Under 16 Camoige side are back in action this Tuesday night Sept 18th with a trip to play Dungarvan at 6pm. Lets hope the girls can maintain their unbeaten record, and please go along and give them your support on the night.